Yao Family Wines is proud to support worthy causes worldwide. Our efforts have helped raise over $400,000 (US) to help support the following causes:
Auction Napa Valley (www.auctionnapavalley.org)
Napa Valley Vintners’ mission for its annual community fundraiser, Auction Napa Valley, is to utilize the worldwide reputation of the Napa Valley wines to enhance the well-being of Napa County community. Since 1981 NVV has granted nearly $110 million to local non-profit organizations in the areas of healthcare, youth development and affordable housing.
George Bush Presidential Library (www.bushlibrary.tamu.edu)
The mission of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is to preserve and make available the records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism. We accomplish this mission by offering rich educational and public programs, original museum exhibits and access to our archival holdings.
Harold and Linda Pump Foundation (www.Haroldpumpfoundation.com)
The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation (H&CPF) honors a beloved father who lost his battle to cancer in 2000 and a loving mother who passed away in 2012. Using their unique relationship-building talents and skills, Dana and David Pump have raised more than $5.5 million for the Carole Pump Women’s Center, Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Medical Center and other non-profit community charities.
The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds and create awareness for the treatment and cure of cancer. By engaging the community, sports leaders and those touched by this disease, financial support is given to the development of cancer treatments, programs and services, as well as the procurement of advanced medical technology.
Special Olympics (www.specialolympics.org)
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Sports Spectacular (www.sportsspectacular.com)
Since 1986, Sports Spectacular has raised over $22 million through the generous donations of its supporters, which has directly supported the groundbreaking research of the Medical Genetics Institute, as well as the world-class doctors in our fellowship program.
WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and providing comprehensive marine protection. Yao Ming and WildAid have worked together to dramatically reduce the number of wild sharks killed every year for the production of shark fin soup, and are now working to eliminate the illegal elephant tusk trade.
Wine Into Water (www.wineintowater.or.jg)
Wine into water (W2W) is a Japan-registered NPO, which raises funds through wine-related events to provide drinking water for those with nothing. For 16 years the Japan Wine Challenge has been the largest wine competition in Japan and most prestigious in Asia. Leading wine companies from across the globe participate. Reflecting our roots in the beverage world, we believe the time has come to create own NPO Wine into Water – the latter’s mission is to channel the funds raised annually by the Japan Wine Challenge Charity Auction and related events in Asia into specific projects for providing clean water to communities which did not have it.
1990 Institute (www.1990institute.org)
The 1990 Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose mission is to broaden understanding and build trust between the people of the United States and China through education, philanthropy and collaboration.